Get ready for the new Ofsted inspection framework at our conference

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Nursery World's one-day event on 9 July has a line-up of leading experts to take you through what Ofsted expects under the forthcoming Education Inspection Framework.


The proposed Ofsted framework, launching in September this year, aims to raise standards and rebalance inspections through a renewed emphasis on ‘Quality of education’, and less focus on outcomes data.

'Delivering high-quality education under the new inspection framework: Intent, Implementation and Impact' includes keynote speeches and workshops from Professor Elizabeth Wood, Helen Moylett, Kym Scott, Judith Twani and Lydia Cuddy-Gibbs.

This new ‘Quality of education’ judgement, says Ofsted:

• brings together ‘the essential ingredients of education: the curriculum; the teaching, and the assessment that provides the feedback loop; and the resulting outcomes’ 

• ‘is intended to restore curriculum – largely “missing in action” from inspection for more than a decade – to its proper place, as an important component of the quality of education’.

Under the framework, which comes into force this September, there is a clear expectation that settings deliver a curriculum that is:

• broad, balanced and aspirational

• planned coherently to provide ‘progression’ and ‘stretch’

• delivered to the highest standards

• evaluated effectively,so ensuring the best possible outcomes for all children.

Focusing on the ‘Quality of education’ judgement – comprising Intent, Implementation and Impact – this conference will:

• give guidance on curriculum content (Intent), planning and delivery (Implementation) and assessing outcomes for children (Impact)

• analyse what ‘quality of education’ means in the context of the early years

• address challenges to delivering a developmentally-appropriate curriculum across the EYFS

• explore Ofsted expectations for a setting’s self-evaluation and cycle of improvement.

The programme combines general guidance, subject specific advice and case studies, so enabling practitioners from across the sector to develop a vision of ‘quality education’ for the children in their setting and gain a better understanding of how to plan, support and assess early learning and development.

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